Louisville, KY (January 26, 2004)–Based out of Louisville, KY, My Morning Jacket created quite a stir with their first two album releases. Now signed to RCA, the band made the decision to record their third album It Still Moves in the same fashion as its predecessors–at the band’s own “Above the Cadillac Studio” facility, located on the 1000 acre farm belonging to band member Johnny Quaid’s grandparents. It’s for this studio that the band recently acquired a TL Audio VTC console, courtesy of Boston-based dealer Professional Audio Design.
The band’s engineer and mixer for the last 18 months has been New Orleans-based Danny Kadar, whose previous credits include work with Iggy Pop, Chris Whitley and Miles Davis. Kadar explains, “In keeping with the band’s love of vintage analog sounds and classic records we thought it would be a good idea to have a tube signal path. Since the studio is not near any major recording centers, there is not much in the way of maintenance technicians, so we wanted a reliable new console with an old vintage sound. The VTC was really the only thing that fit the bill.”
The desire to keep things analog extended beyond the choice of console and Studer A-827 tape machine, since the analog chain was complete through mixdown, and the record did not become digital until mastering. “Even the reverbs we used were analog,” commented Kadar.
“I really enjoyed working on the console–it has a wonderful color to it. The mic pres are warm without being fuzzy and the EQ section is very flexible.”
Having tracked the album through the VTC–including all the overdubs–the band moved on to Hollywood’s Capitol Studios to mix it. Their latest album, It Still Moves was released in September, 2003.